Popular Jamaican Entertainer, L.A Lewis’ announcement that he would like to run for Member of Parliament seat for West Kingston has not gone over well with everyone & someone is offering him a huge sum of money to withdraw his candidacy.
Reportedly, the self-professed “7 Star General” has been offered JA$100,000 not to run for the MP seat in West Kingston. L.A told IRIE FM that someone left the money on his doorstep the other day; urging him not to make a mockery of the electoral process & inform the media that he has no interest in politics, given that he has no prior political experience.
Despite the offer, L.A Lewis has no intention to stop his campaign for the West Kingston seat; claiming that should he be approved by the General Secretary & given a good recommendation, he will run for the Tivoli seat. Lewis re-iterated that he is running in part due to the recent citation & fine he received from the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for allegedly spraying graffiti across walls in Kingston to promote himself. L.A Lewis is expected to appear in court September 5th after being hit with a JA$70,000 fine & seven breaches of the National Solid Waste Act (section 46:2) for illegally marking or defacing public spaces across the Corporate Area. L.A insists that there is a conspiracy against him; pointing out that the Jamaica Labour Party & People’s National Party have performed similar actions but have yet to be punished for them.
Meanwhile, should L.A actually become MP for West Kingston, his to-do list while in office includes re-igniting the voucher system & improving pensions for the elderly, helping school children who can’t afford school uniforms will receive clothes & also offered to build an institution for homeless people within the area.